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Recently diagnosed dry eye

Hello, I’m new to this forum. I am 21 years old male. Roughly a year and a half ago I began experiencing what I would primarily say was eye fatigue, soreness, and stinginess. It felt as though when I woke up in the morning, my eyes never refreshed like they used to and I was in a haze the whole...

Chicago Area Specialist?

Does anyone know any specialist near Chicago? I am very unhappy with my opthamologist who doesnt really do anything and just tells me its a chronic issue and ill see you in three months...

new user, I have the full dry eye package

Hello, I am a 27 years old guy who suffers from basically everything I read on this forum.

STRONG photophobia
loss of meibomian glands

Everything I am doing at the moment feels like it does nothing or little to nothing:

Food – How long does it take to affect your eyes?

Does anyone have an idea how much time it takes for food you consume to affect your meibomian glands and oil flow? Hours? Days? Or longer?

I've been experimenting with my diet to try and resolve quite severe MGD and blepharitis. I'm eliminating and reintroducing foods but it's difficult...

IPL success!!

Hi everyone,

I just want to give a good news story!

I have MGD (diagnosed just 4 months ago), I'm 33 and I was so scared when it first happened. My NHS optometrist just told me to use eye drops and hot compresses, but when I came across this forum I realised I needed to take...

My Eyes 6 Month Story

Hello Everyone,

I have been reading these boards the past few months and finally decided to join to see if anyone had any tips/ideas for my eye issues... Its been a 6 month struggle with the the hardest part being unable to wear my contacts and being forced to wear glasses.. .My vision...

Registration email never arrived - what to do?

Hi everyone,

I feel a little ridiculous asking this, but I can't figure it out.

I tried to register here yesterday, but the confirmation email never arrived. I can't figure out how to resend it and without it, I can't use the account.

What should I do?

Serum drops?

I started getting dry eyes a year and a half ago. Despite all therapies tried, it keeps getting worse. Now its so severe that I can barely keep my eyes open and my quality of life has gone down a lot. I cannot drive, exercise or really even have a conversation with someone, as my eyes want to keep...

Healed with Dietary Intervention. You Must Try AIP!

Hi all!

After about 9 months of dealing with severe meibomian gland dysfunction accompanied by dry eye, I am happy to say things have gotten 95% better. For all intensive purposes, I am healed. I once was on 3 different medications for my eyes plus daily touch ups like warm compresses and...

Importing xiidra to the uk

Has anyone in the UK got there eye consultation to prescribe xiidra and then get it imported to the UK? I am thinking of asking for this though I understand the costs could be high. Thanks for any information....
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